Suspend the Weapons Transfer Program that authorizes local U.S. police departments to get military equipment

The use of war weapons and tactics in local police departments fuels the widespread mentality that police in black and brown communities are at war against the people they are meant to serve.

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Click below to sign and add a comment to this petition to U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter:

The reactions of law enforcement officers to the Black Lives Matter protests have proven that local police departments are both irresponsible and discriminatory when utilizing military weapons. I sign this petition urging that Defense Secretary Ashton Carter suspend the 1033 Weapons Transfer Program that authorizes the transfer of military equipment to local U.S. police departments.


76-100 of 12818 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment
12743 2.1 years ago E Wheeler Greenfield, MA
12742 2.1 years ago E Wheeler Greenfield, MA
12741 2.1 years ago Rev Lawrence Lucas New York, NY
12740 2.1 years ago Desiree Whitney Northville, MI
12739 2.1 years ago Evanne Christian Chicago, IL
12738 2.1 years ago anthea nicholas fairmont, WV
12737 2.1 years ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
12736 2.1 years ago Daniel Cavanaugh Belleville, MI
12735 2.1 years ago Tiana Brachel Cartersville, GA
12734 2.1 years ago John Hauf Fairfax, CA
12733 2.1 years ago Caryn Bishop Palm Bay, FL
12732 2.2 years ago Jahn Dussich Rockledge, FL
12731 2.2 years ago Deja Lizer Asheville, NC
12730 2.2 years ago Joseph DeMarco Haskell, NJ
12729 2.2 years ago Anonymous Austin, TX
12728 2.2 years ago Samuel Morningstar Milwaukee, WI
12727 2.2 years ago Samuel Morningstar Milwaukee, WI
12726 2.2 years ago Sheena Heinitz finland, MN This needs to be stopped!
12725 2.2 years ago Jennifer Taylor Longmont, CO
12724 2.2 years ago Mark Weisser Charlotte, NC
12723 2.2 years ago David Smith Golden, CO
12722 2.2 years ago Scott Gillies Santa Monica, CA
12721 2.2 years ago Erica Munn Los Angeles, CA
12720 2.2 years ago Anonymous CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
12719 2.2 years ago James Tripp Southfield , MI I OBJECT TO THE USE OF MILITARY GRADE WEAPONS BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS AGAINST ALL US CITIZENS ON AMERICAN SOIL.
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